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UFC Middleweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Strawweight (115)

Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2017 UFC Signings:
Markus Perez
Charles Byrd
Julian Marquez
Geoff Neal
Tim Williams
Oskar Piechota
Ramazan Emeev
Karl Roberson
Eryk Anders
David Branch
Paulo Henrique Costa
2017 UFC Cuts:
Rafael Natal (retired)
Alex Nicholson
Gegard Mousasi
Chris Camozzi
Garreth McLellan
Scott Askham
Dongi Yang
Elvis Mutapcic
Joe Gigliotti
Adam Hunter
Ricardo Abreu (retired)
Tim Kennedy (retired)
1Robert Whittaker
19-4 (10-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Luke Rockhold
13Luke Rockhold
16-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
22Yoel Romero
12-2 (8-1 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
34Ronaldo Souza
24-5 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
Derek Brunson
45Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
56Kelvin Gastelum
14-3 (9-3 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
NC-Vitor Belfort (NC)
67Michael Bisping
30-9 (20-9 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (KO)
L-Georges St.Pierre (SUB)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
78Derek Brunson
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
L-Anderson Silva (DEC)
Ronaldo Souza
814Lyoto Machida
22-8 (14-8 UFC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
912Vitor Belfort
26-13 (15-9 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
NC-Kelvin Gastelum (NC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Uriah Hall
1015Paulo Henrique Costa
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
1110David Branch
21-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
1211Uriah Hall
12-8 (5-6 UFC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Vitor Belfort
13Tim Boetsch
21-11 (12-10 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
14Brad Tavares
16-4 (11-4 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
1513Krzysztof Jotko
19-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
16Thales Leites
27-8 (12-7 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
17Thiago Santos
16-5 (8-4 UFC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (TKO)
Anthony Smith
18Elias Theodorou
14-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
19Ramazan Emeev
16-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
W-Maiquel Falcao (SUB)
20Sam Alvey
31-10 (8-5 UFC)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
21Cezar Ferreira
12-6 (8-4 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
22Daniel Kelly
13-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
23Antonio Carlos Jr.
9-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
24Anthony Smith
27-13 (3-3 UFC)
W-Hector Lombard (KO)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (TKO)
Thiago Santos
25Johny Hendricks
18-8 (13-8 UFC)
L-Paulo Henrique Costa (TKO)
L-Tim Boetsch (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DEC)
26Rashad Evans
19-7-1 (14-7-1 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (KO)
27Hector Lombard
34-8-1 (3-6 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
L-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
C.B. Dollaway
28Nate Marquardt
35-19-2 (13-12 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
L-Vitor Belfort (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
29Eryk Anders
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Brendan Allen (DEC)
30Jack Hermansson
16-4 (3-2 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
W-Alex Nicholson (TKO)
31Gerald Meerschaert
27-9 (3-1 UFC)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Ryan Janes (SUB)
32Ryan Janes
10-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
L-Jack Marshman (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
33Andrew Sanchez
9-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (TKO)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
34Trevor Smith
15-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
35Martin Vettori
12-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
Omari Akhmedov
36Eric Spicely
10-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Alessio di Chirico (SUB)
37Jack Marshman
22-7 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
38Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
39Karl Roberson
6-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Derrick Brown (SUB)
40Trevin Giles
10-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Braga Neto (KO)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
41Oskar Piechota
10-0-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
W-Jason Radcliffe (TKO)
W-Sergio Souza (KO)
42Bradley Scott
11-5 (3-4 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
43Vitor Miranda
12-6 (3-3 UFC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Marcelo Guimaraes (TKO)
44Oluwale Bamgbose
6-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Paulo Henrique Costa (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Daniel Sarafian (KO)
Alessio di Chirico
45Markus Perez
9-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Ian Heinisch (SUB)
W-Ildemar Alcantara (DEC)
46Darren Stewart
7-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
NC-Francimar Barroso (NC)
Julian Marquez
47Antonio Braga Neto
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
48Alessio di Chirico
10-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Gareth McLellan (DEC)
L-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
Oluwale Bamgbose
49Jonathan Wilson
7-3 (1-3 UFC)
L-Oskar Piechota (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
L-Henrique da Silva (TKO)
50Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Georges St.Pierre
26-2 (20-2 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
9Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Julian Marquez
6-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
W-Cameron Olson (KO)
W-Matt Hamill (TKO)
Darren Stewart
Geoff Neal
8-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Chase Waldon (TKO)
W-Bilal Williams (TKO)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
Tim Williams
15-3 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jay Silva (DEC)
W-Muhammad Abdullah (SUB)
W-Nah-Shon Burrell (DEC)
John Phillips
21-6 (0-0 UFC)
W-Jose Lacerda (KO)
W-Cheick Kone (KO)
W-Markus Di Gallo (KO)
Charles Byrd
9-4 (0-0 UFC)
W-Randall Wallace (SUB)
W-Jamie Pickett (SUB)
W-Quentin Henry (TKO)
Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
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- Strength of competition
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There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

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  • jerjapan

    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson

      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross

      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson

    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross

      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson

    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub

    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes

    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes

      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross

        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig

          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    • rankingmma

      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma


  • admin

    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark

    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd

    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd

    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin

      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd

        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin

          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.


    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin

      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.